Tell us about yourself!
ArClock - a Smart Display Wrapped in Real Wood
Sorry for the super-belated response. Check out the plans at https://hobbycnc.com/product/diy-cnc-router-plans/
Congratulations and well done! Send me some more photos, I'd love to add your build to my Customer Builds page (https://hobbycnc.com/customer-builds/). brian at hobbycnc dot com.
Version 3 includes metric
Thanks for the kind words and feedback.
I've got a deal for you. You can order the more complete plans from HobbyCNC.com and use the coupon woodworkerb at checkout to get them for free. Lots more detail in these plans, including measured drawings.https://hobbycnc.com/product/diy-cnc-router-plans/
Sorry I never replied to this. I have a very detailed set of instructions (70 pages) for sale at HobbyCNC.com. Use the code "Instructables" at checkout and the plans are only $2.50 USD. (thru the end of the year)
Never heard of it. Furniture grade plywood is quite good looking, though! As long as your material is strong and flat, you should be good! I've even been watching another build where the guy 'doubled-up' all the parts (1.5" thick rather than just 3/4"). Your imagination (and budget) is the limit.BrianV
Thanks. I am aware of the wayward image (fixed). I am working on a new revision now - added the parts list for the Y-axis, added some stuff on wiring limit switches, improving the quality of some of the drawings. I will notify of the new version via my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/b0X-fz. Join if you haven't yet!
This will be noted in my next release!
I would second that. I also run LinuxCNC and it works great for me.
Nice post on LinuxCNC (formerly EMC). I will take a closer look at it!
Yes. Do it all the time. (depends to a large degree on what "little" is, of course.
If you look closely at the photos, I used business cards. Not proud, but it works fine. Remember the key word is "H O B B Y" (e.g. NOT production)
I thought about that. It says "Sketchup Drawings", because the drawings are from Sketchup. The actual files are not ready for "Prime time" yet (it takes a LOT to get them ready for general distribution). I do plan to release the Sketchup files, but there will be a token fee for them (e.g. not free).
My buddy (a professional Mechanical Engineer) gave me an electric die grinder motor he wasn't using. Fixed speed (Damn Fast), not great for everything, but it has bearings not bushings, and there is no perceptable runout. Haven't tried to measure it, but I doubt it would be more than the 'flex' in the entire system.
I would imagine you could 'laminate' several thinner layers - after all, that's EXACTLY what plywood is!
You are correct. Thanks! I will fix this in Rev01!
Electronics, automotive, CAD CAM, woodworking, robotics.
You are welcome. It is a fun hobby.
DIY CNC RouterView Instructable »